I.A. Rehman

Of ends and means

Of ends and means

Security-driven states often wrongly see a conflict between state security and individual freedoms. Updated 29 Oct, 2020 08:44am
The opposition matters

The opposition matters

To say that the govt will never have an understanding with the opposition amounts to negating a fundamental premise of democracy. Updated 22 Oct, 2020 08:40am

Two eminent citizens bow out

Death brought down the curtain on the lives of two exceptionally gifted citizens over the past few days -- Professor... Published 18 Oct, 2020 07:12am
NAB versus human rights

NAB versus human rights

NAB has been able to get away with blue murder on the strength of the myth that all means adopted to fight corruption are fair. Updated 15 Oct, 2020 08:20am
Raw deal for missing persons

Raw deal for missing persons

A large number of people do not report to the commission as they have little faith in it. Updated 08 Oct, 2020 08:36am
Curable irregularities

Curable irregularities

Whatever be the name of this system, it cannot be considered in accordance with the Constitution. Published 01 Oct, 2020 07:19am
A brutalised society

A brutalised society

The experience of all nations shows that severe penalties do not cause a decline in crime. Updated 24 Sep, 2020 08:41am
Listen to the critics

Listen to the critics

Any organisation urging Pakistan to solve the matter of enforced disappearances is acting as a friend. Updated 17 Sep, 2020 08:39am
Hope for prisoners and jails

Hope for prisoners and jails

The steps suggested by the apex court are necessary to mitigate the suffering of prisoners. Published 10 Sep, 2020 06:53am
Land reforms now

Land reforms now

The life of owners of tiny pieces of land is unmitigated misery. Published 03 Sep, 2020 07:00am
A sad journey

A sad journey

While the senior Bizenjo stuck to the fundamentals, the son chose to be a pragmatist. Published 27 Aug, 2020 06:53am
Women journalists & Aug 14

Women journalists & Aug 14

The government’s apathy towards women journalists aggravates the plight of all women in the country. Published 20 Aug, 2020 07:02am
A sham democracy

A sham democracy

Is a provincial assembly competent to make laws in the domain of religious affairs? Updated 13 Aug, 2020 09:44am
Bail as of right

Bail as of right

We have regressed further from retributive justice; our system has become vindictive. Published 06 Aug, 2020 06:36am
A Baloch ‘blogger’

A Baloch ‘blogger’

There is something to be learned from the life of Babu Abdul Karim Shorish. Published 23 Jul, 2020 07:18am
A hybrid system?

A hybrid system?

The solution doesn’t lie in packing the cabinet with strangers. Published 16 Jul, 2020 07:59am
Threat to academic freedom

Threat to academic freedom

It is wrong to make universities conform to the designs of those who are insensitive to pluralism. Published 02 Jul, 2020 07:06am
Creeping religiosity

Creeping religiosity

Any demand or action can be put beyond discussion in Pakistan by wrapping it in a religious standard. Published 25 Jun, 2020 06:40am